Welcome to Studio ASC, produced and distributed by All Saints Church in Pasadena, CA. In this podcast, we explore the many faces of activism, justice, compassion and love in the world today.
"Sacred Jazz" - Studio ASC #9
An Episcopal Church probably isn’t the first place you’d associate with a good jazz concert. Christina Honchell and Dr. Josslyn Luckett break down why you should and why jazz is a conduit to spiritual liberation and cross-cultural connections.
Here are some links to further exploration on the topic of Sacred Jazz and some of the work mentioned in this episode:
ELLINGTON'S SACRED CONCERTS - NYT 1985
Irving Townsend on “Black, Brown and Beige,” by Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Featuring Mahalia Jackson
John Coltrane, A Love Supreme, Part 1: "Acknowledgement"
Duke Ellington and Mahalia Jackson – “Come Sunday”
“Treat it Gentle” by Sidney Bechet
"Snapshot from the Border" - Studio ASC #8
While the debate continues over differing positions on a border wall or “border security,” we bring you a “Snapshot from the Border.” In today’s episode we’ll hear from Susan Russell, and the Episcopal Public Policy Network (EPPN) on the Border Crisis. And we’ll focus our “snapshot” by way of a conversation between Nora Phillips and Mike Kinman from the Rector’s Forum at All Saints Church.
“But the Bible says …” - Studio ASC #7
This episode of StudioASC is one we hope will be part of an ongoing series exploring the Bible through a variety of progressive perspectives.
ASC staffer Jeremy Langill and Biblical scholar Dr. Brian Robinson unpack the term “biblical Christianity.” And Susan Russell offers The Clear Truth of Scripture … an essay on taking the Bible too seriously to take it literally.
“Southern Discomfort” author Tena Clark - Studio ASC #6
This week Studio ASC features an interview by rector Mike Kinman with author, activist and Grammy winning artist Tena Clark on her compelling memoir “Southern Discomfort” – the story of growing up gay in Mississippi.
“Pronouns 101.” - Studio ASC #5
We focus on transgender awareness in this episode of Studio ASC. One commitment we make as Episcopalians is to “respect the dignity of every human being.” One way we live out that commitment is by respecting the right of every human being – no matter where they fall on the continuum of sexual orientation or gender identity – to name themselves ... including which pronouns they use. — Hannah Earnshaw shares “Pronouns 101.” Mike Kinman offers “Refusing to Erase.”
"Thoughts and Prayers" - Studio ASC #4
Gun Violence is the focus for this episode of Studio ASC.
Juliana Serrano interviews student filmmaker Grey Ingrassia about “Crowd in the Crosshairs” – his documentary film inspired by his participation in the #MarchForOurLives Movement. Susan Russell reflects on why “thoughts and prayers” are not enough.